This is a translation of Marth’s character page from News Flash! Smash Bros. Dojo, Melee’s version of the Smash Bros. Dojo. Thanks to PushDustin, Soma and MaskedMan for their help with the translation.
A fighter from Fire Emblem.
The fans were waiting, right? Well, he’s finally here!
It was quite a hurdle to overcome, though.
The character isn’t solely a Nintendo property, and he’s from a title that hasn’t been sold overseas.
Even so, due to strong wishes from the fans, we did what seemed impossible.
# To be fair, we couldn’t have achieved the impossible without the cooperation of INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS and others.
We made Marth knowing that he might be excluded in the overseas versions, but after we created him, he was loved by our overseas partners. As a result, we kept him in the game with the same specifications as the Japanese version.
(Therefore, Marth speaks Japanese, not English.)
There is another sword wielder, Link, so in order to differentiate Marth from Link, we focused on Marth’s “fluid sword technique.”
Naturally we made his movements reflect that, and in order to capture that feeling when controlling Marth, we gave him the characteristic, “attacking with the tip of the sword is stronger”.
This is a technique that Marth players must know. In order to overcome enemies with Marth’s sword, you must use his sword fluidly.
On the other hand, opponents must try to rush Marth in order to gain an advantage.
Furthermore, Marth’s strong points are his high attack power (if you hit with the tip), long reach and and his disjointed hitboxes.
However, his weak points are his light weight, extremely weak throws, weak launching power, and his predictable recovery.
Play Regular or basic Melee at least once with all 14 starting characters.
Alternatively, play 400 multiplayer matches.
(Images taken during development)
- Marth appears. Undoubtedly, this is a dream match.
- Dancing Blade. Unleash a series of slashes, selecting from 9 different sword strikes by tilting the control stick.
- Counter. Block the enemy’s attack with the sword and strike back. Anyway, it feels good!
- Dolphin Slash. A quick, ascending move.
- In fact, its speed makes it useful in 100-Man Melee.
- Shield Breaker. A sword strike that can be charged for more power.
|Neutral Special:||Shield Breaker|
|Side Special:||Dancing Blade|
|Up Special:||Dolphin Slash|